Impact of Social Media Marketing on Consumer’s Purchase Intentions: The Mediating role of Customer Trust

Authors

  • Umair Manzoor Department of Management Sciences, National Textile University, Faisalabad
  • Sajjad Ahmad Baig Department of Management Sciences, National Textile University, Faisalabad
  • Muhammad Hashim Department of Management Sciences, National Textile University, Faisalabad
  • Abdul Sami Department of Management Sciences, University of Jhang

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31580/ijer.v3i2.1386

Keywords:

Social Media Marketing, Purchase Intention, Trust, Online Advertisement

Abstract

Successful marketing and promotion strategies achieve customer development, profitability, and long-term company success. Present markets become more competitive through changing markets, globalization, and innovative technology, which have rapidly changed the business world. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are pushing marketing companies toward a new direction using social media marketing. Social media has penetrated so deeply into millions of people’s lives worldwide that it has also attracted marketers’ attention. This study will help determine how it influences Pakistani consumers’ purchase intentions. This research used a quantitative method based on primary data. The data was collected from Faisalabad, and the sample size was 250 participants. Among the 250 questionnaires, 190 are useable. The results show that trust and social media influence significantly affect consumers’ purchase intentions. Data analysis reveals that social media marketing has a greater influence than trust in purchase intentions through social networking sites. Therefore, improving websites’ quality enhances customers’ trust. Hence, trust plays an important role in e-commerce by directly influencing the purchasing intentions of customers.

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2020-07-19